CityBeat - City Desk http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-238-1-city_desk.html <![CDATA[Dems Decry Polling Place Signage Bearing Jon Husted’s Name - ]]>

Democrats are up in arms over signage the secretary of state’s office is requiring polling places to post bearing the prominent name and signature of Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted.

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<![CDATA[County Budget Proposal: Increase Sales Tax, Lower Property Tax - ]]>

A budget proposal by Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman unveiled Oct. 13 calls for a .25 percent increase in sales taxes and a decrease in property taxes for the county. 

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<![CDATA[New York City Officials Tour Cincinnati Public Schools - ]]>

New York City Vice Mayor Richard Buery was in Cincinnati Oct. 8 and 9 touring the city’s groundbreaking community learning centers.

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<![CDATA[Sittenfeld Announces Living Wage Employer Initiative - ]]>

City officials on Oct. 2 announced the Cincinnati Living Wage Employer Initiative, which will officially recognize employers paying their employees at least $10.10 an hour.

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Decision Takes Away Ohio Early Voting - ]]>

The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 29 issued a stay on a decision by lower federal courts that had extended early voting hours in Ohio, effectively reverting the state’s early voting schedule back to one drawn up by conservative lawmakers.

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<![CDATA[City Launches Domestic Partner Registry - ]]>

Cincinnati’s LGBT community on Oct. 2 celebrated another move toward legal equality when City Council celebrated the launch of the city’s domestic partner registry during a press conference on the steps of City Hall.

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<![CDATA[Hamilton County Commissioners OK High-Speed Rail Study - ]]>

A high-speed rail line from Cincinnati to Chicago became an inch closer to reality when Hamilton County Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to fund a feasibility study for it.

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<![CDATA[Grand Jury Declines to Indict Beavercreek Officers in Crawford Shooting - ]]>

An Ohio grand jury on Sept. 24 declined to issue an indictment in the killing of John Crawford III, who was shot in a Beavercreek Walmart by police Aug. 5.

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<![CDATA[UC to Combat Spread of Hepatitis C Among Drug Users - ]]>

A University of Cincinnati professor is combating the spread of hepatitis C among young adults in Southern Ohio who inject heroin with a $900,000, three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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<![CDATA[City Council Passes Ordinances to Fight Sex Trafficking - ]]>

Cincinnati City Council on Sept. 17 unanimously passed two ordinances to fight Cincinnati’s growing sex trafficking problem.

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<![CDATA[3CDC to Offer New OTR Units, Revise 15th and Race Plan - ]]>

Demand for property in Over-the-Rhine is growing quickly, and the neighborhood’s biggest developer is ramping up its renovations to keep up.

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<![CDATA[Council Backs Tighter Regulations on Factory Farm Antibiotics - ]]>

City Council sent a message to Congress Sept. 17 when it passed a resolution calling for a nationwide ban on the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock production.

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<![CDATA[Foundation Floats Special Tax District Proposal to Fund Streetcar - ]]>

As city leaders look to find ways to plug a $4 million annual funding gap for the operation of Cincinnati’s streetcar, a major backer of the transit project has proposed a way to raise a good deal of the needed money.

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<![CDATA[Judge Strikes Down Ohio’s Law Banning Campaign Lies - ]]>

A Cincinnati federal judge struck down an Ohio election law that bans lies in political campaigns by candidates or independent organizations. 

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<![CDATA[Family of John Crawford III Asks DOJ to Investigate Shooting - ]]>

The family of John Crawford III have asked the Justice Department for a federal investigation into the 22-year-old Fairfield man’s police shooting death in a Beavercreek Walmart Aug. 5.

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<![CDATA[Federal Judge Blocks Measures to Cut Ohio Early Voting - ]]>

"Golden week,” the five-day period in which Ohio residents can simultaneously register and vote, will be restored under a ruling a federal judge made Sept. 4.

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<![CDATA[Developer Looks to Reshape Area Around Findlay Market - ]]>

One of Cincinnati’s biggest developers has plans to remake an entire block of Race Street near Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.

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<![CDATA[City to Provide Transgender-Friendly Medical Benefits - ]]> The City of Cincinnati’s employee insurance will cover medically necessary transgender procedures beginning next year, city officials say.  The effort was led by City Councilman Chris Seel]]> <![CDATA[Former Kroger CEO: Executive Pay "Ludicrous" - ]]> In a moment of candor during an interview panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June, former CEO of Kroger Co. David Dillon called his nearly $13 million 2013 pay package “extreme” and “ludicrous."
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<![CDATA[Sharonville Clinic will not Appeal Court Ruling, Must Stop Providing Surgical Abortions - Women's Med Center in Sharonville will stay open to provide other services]]> Women’s Med Center, one of Greater Cincinnati’s two abortion providers, announced it will cease providing abortions after an Aug. 18 court ruling.  The clinic will remain open to provide other services, however.
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